In spite of this fantastic document by Patrick BALLARGEAU, Lucasz WENTA didn't win the caber-tossing world title in Bressuire.

lancer tronc(2)The 2015 World champion far caber-tossing is Scott RIDER, just like Dan Mc KIM is the 2015 overall IHGF World Champion.

His achievement on Saturday's fourth event was exceptionnal. ( Photos: Marie-Claire GIRAUD)


Scott tossed the 73-kilo (161,4 Ib), 6m15m (20'2,1") caber three times for an excellent 12.15 with such a caber.

Lukasz WENTA tossed it once with a 9.30 (photo at the top of the page).

And none of the other competitors managed to do it.

Bressuire-the-Scot, Bressuire-the-Scott

Just watch this video by Patrick GRANDIDIER for the Highland Games blog

Scott RIDER in Bressuire

As it was impossible to organize the caber-toss world championship on Sunday because of the pouring rain (see 'Throwing in the rain"), everybody agreed to award the title to Scott RIDER.

His exceptionnal performance on Saturday was really worth it!.

Twice a World champion in Bressuire:

14His caber-toss world title in Bressuire is not the first one for Scott RIDER.

Just remember!

In 2010, he had become the new stone-throwing world champion

No wonder he is one of Bressuire favorite sons!

Congrats, Scott!


Scott in the Highland Games blog: Scott RIDER

Caber-tossing in the blog: CABER

More superb photos about the caber (Louis FRADIN)

Craig SINCLAIR: The caber flew but it didn't toss

IMG_3231 (1280x1029)Robert FAZEKAS: The caber flew and it didn't toss

IMG_3227 (1280x1080)Scott RIDER: The caber flew and it tossed

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And Scott tossed it three times in front of an audience of about 8.000 spectators on Saturday

Sunday was quite a different story: just read : Throwing in the rain

Of course, stay tuned

More about the Worlds on the blog

There will be more to come on the blog about the caber, about the Bressuire records, about the other winners etc...

I think it will be fun for you to know more about the 234 volunteers in blue.

I think it will be fun to discover our Bressuire events and their winners: keg over bar and cork-throw.

I think it will be fun for you to discover or appreciate the special atmosphere of the Highland Games in Bressuire-the-Scot.

Another record to break

There is another goal to reach, another record to break: 100.000 visitors before the end of the year...

We can do it, you can do it!

IMG_3264 (1088x1280)Thank you for the 1.300 visitors last Sunday!

Thank you for the 3.748 visitors last week!

Thank you for the 21.500 visitors so far this year!

Thank you to all those who contribute to promote the Games and particularly Highland Games Bressuire on Facebook. Thank you, Chloé!

Thank you to all the photographers who illustrate the blog! In Bressuire, we are all volunteers and we all contribute to the exceptional development of this sport in France.

So please, share the facebook page and invite your friends to read the blog :


Alain CADU


A link for another video of the world-record by M.C. GIRAUD